The ship

 

If you want to build a ship

don't herd people together to collect wood

and don't assign them tasks and work,

but rather teach them to long for the

endless immensity of the sea.

 

"Antoine de Saint Exupery"


WARNING TO WINEMAKERS: GROW NEW GRAPES OR PERISH.....

 

 

 

 

 

To survive climate change, vignerons need a war on terroir.

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Bordeaux: Robot vineyard worker impresses at Clerc Milon .....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robots may soon have a bigger role in some of the world's most prestigious vineyards, after successful trials in Bordeaux and Portugal this year, including at Château Clerc Milon, owned by Baron Philippe de Rothschild.

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THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE 2017 HARVEST - AN OVERVIEW ....

 

 

 

 

For many wine producers around the globe, 2017 was a year they were glad to see the back of. To say it was a challenging vintage is an understatement, from the Californian wildfires to frost and heatwaves gripping most of Europe. 

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CHAMPAGNE SEEKS TO DISCOVER ITSELF IN SINGLE-VINEYARD WINES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Champagne, it is often said, celebrates the art of blending.

In the cellars of the best of the big houses, the chef de cave (the head of the winemaking team) selects from dozens of still wines, taken from different grapes grown in vastly different vineyards from many different vintage.

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WORLD'S EARLIEST EVIDENCE OF WINE-MAKING FOUND IN GEORGIA.....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scientific analysis of 8,000-year-old pottery jars unearthed in Georgia offers the world's earliest evidence of grape wine-making, dating the tradition almost 1,000 years earlier than previously thought, researchers said Monday.

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